was developed without an option for mouse control -- everything was keyboard-only. When editors of gaming mags were shown an early build, they complained about the cumbersome handling and sluggish controls. So the developer, Piranha Bytes, put in mouse control -- in the last month before going gold
A multiplayer mode was in the works, but was cancelled in June 2000. The net code was already finished, but other problems (for example balanced quest rewards) were too big.
In the beginning of chapter 2, the band In Extremo (a German band that mixes medieval music with elements of rock) gives a virtual performance in the old camp. Due to licensing issues, the performance is cut in some non-German versions and re-releases.
In the swamp camp the player can meet an insane NPC named "Baal Netbek". He is named and modelled after Joachim Nettelbeck
who was a reviewer for the German magazine PC Player at the time. He even lent his voice to the character.
The German and the US-American versions of Gothic
are both censored but they are censored in different ways: In the German version there's less blood and in the US-American version there's no nudity.
Information also contributed by
- GameStar (Germany)
- Issue 02/2002 - Best RPG in 2001
- Issue 02/2002 - Best Game World in 2001